Jean Benoit

Phone: (603) 862-1419
Office: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm W177, Durham, NH 03824
Jean Benoit


  • Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Montreal

Courses Taught

  • CEE 665: Soil Mechanics
  • CEE 767/867: Geological Engineering
  • CEE 768/868: Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 778/878: Foundation Design I
  • CEE 779/879: Foundation Design II
  • CEE 967: In Situ Geotechnical Testing
  • CIE 665: Soil Mechanics
  • CIE 761/861: Foundation Design II

Selected Publications

Coombs, S. P., Apostolov, A., Take, W. A., & Benoît, J. (2020). Mobility of dry granular flows of varying collisional activity quantified by smart rock sensors. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 57(10), 1484-1496. doi:10.1139/cgj-2018-0278

Keaton, J. R., Wartman, J., Anderson, S. A., Benoît, J., deLa Chapelle, J., Gilbert, R., & Montgomery, D. R. (2018). Discussion of “Case Study: Oso, Washington, Landslide of March 22, 2014—Material Properties and Failure Mechanism” by Timothy D. Stark, Ahmed K. Baghdady, Oldrich Hungr, and Jordan Aaron. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144(11), 07018030. doi:10.1061/(asce)gt.1943-5606.0001919

Reiffsteck, P., Benoît, J., Bourdeau, C., & Desanneaux, G. (2018). Enhancing Geotechnical Investigations Using Drilling Parameters. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144(3), 04018006. doi:10.1061/(asce)gt.1943-5606.0001836

Wartman, J., Montgomery, D. R., Anderson, S. A., Keaton, J. R., Benoît, J., dela Chapelle, J., & Gilbert, R. (2016). The 22 March 2014 Oso landslide, Washington, USA. Geomorphology, 253, 275-288. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.10.022


Benoı⁁t, J., & Stetson, K. P. (2003). Use of an Instrumented Flat Dilatometer in Soft Varved Clay. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 129(12), 1159-1167. doi:10.1061/(asce)1090-0241(2003)129:12(1159)

Stetson, K. P., Benoit, J., & Carter, M. J. (2003). Design of an instrumented flat dilatometer. GEOTECHNICAL TESTING JOURNAL, 26(3), 302-309. Retrieved from

Bellotti, R., Benoît, J., Fretti, C., & Jamiolkowski, M. (1997). Stiffness of Toyoura Sand from Dilatometer Tests. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 123(9), 836-846. doi:10.1061/(asce)1090-0241(1997)123:9(836)

Benoît, J., Atwood, M. J., Findlay, R. C., & Hilliard, B. D. (1995). Evaluation of jetting insertion for the self-boring pressuremeter. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 32(1), 22-39. doi:10.1139/t95-003

Benoit, J., & Clough, G. W. (1986). Self‐Boring Pressuremeter Tests In Soft Clay. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 112(1), 60-78. doi:10.1061/(asce)0733-9410(1986)112:1(60)

Most Cited Publications